We know that every parent wants to make sure their son succeeds in college, graduates with good grades and has a great job lined up at graduation.
At Sigma Chi, we understand that some parents might be concerned that joining a fraternity could distract from those goals — but in reality, joining the right fraternity can help your son achieve those goals and more.
By joining Sigma Chi, your son instantly makes strong connections with a network of more than 100 older students who have been through the classes new freshmen have to take. After being inducted, Sigma Chi’s new members get paired up with a “Big Brother” mentor — who’s already made the tough transition from high school to being on his own in college — whose job it is to ensure his little brother’s success both inside and outside of the fraternity.
Joining Sigma Chi takes a campus of over 16,000 students, and makes it feel more like a close group of high school friends. Our brothers perform community service, compete in intramural sports against other fraternities (we’re currently football and soccer champs – by the way) get the chance to meet sorority girls on socials, hold leadership roles in student government and other departments on campus, and also can take on valuable, hands-on leadership roles in the fraternity — like treasurer, which oversees a $50,000 annual budget.
We also have a zero-tolerance policy for hazing. That’s because Sigma Chi puts grades first. And we can back this up as we have the highest GPA for both fall and spring semesters out of all the fraternities at UNF. In fact, brothers who get poor grades face probation or suspension from the fraternity — and lose out on all of the opportunities we just mentioned. So, by getting involved and joining Sigma Chi, it actually gives your son more of an incentive to succeed at UNF and do well. Not to mention, Sigma Chi also overs many scholarships to students in their undergrad and masters programs.
Then, when it comes time to graduate, our network of hundreds of alumni are ready and waiting to help find jobs. In this tough economy, that foot in the door can give your son the edge to land his dream job after having an unforgettable college experience. Take a look at the Alumni Brothers page to read a letter from a recent graduate who is getting on his feet in the real world with the support of the best brotherhood behind him.
If you have more questions — or would like to talk with one of our parents about our experience — please e-mail our President, Brad Hines at Bradvhines@gmail.com and we will be happy to discuss further how your son can make the most out of his college experience by joining Sigma Chi.
The Sigma Chi Foundation seeks to recognize undergraduate brothers who have shown outstanding values-based leadership, maintained strong academic performance and who have demonstrated financial need through the General Academic Scholarship.
Sigma Chi Foundation is pleased to provide up to 175 recipients a $1,000 grant toward his qualified educational expenses (a 350% increase in total scholarships in just four fiscal years).
The General Scholarship is open to undergraduates from any Sigma Chi chapter. In fiscal year 2013-14, 85 general scholarships will be awarded in memory of Brother Gordon L. Snider, Beta Gamma 1940, and 20 general awards will be presented in memory of Brother and Past Grand Consul James F. Bash, Lambda 1946 and his sweetheart Connie.